The Tool Valet is not just a tool board or toolbox on wheels: It is mobile and designed with a small, 24- by 24-inch base, which enables it to be maneuvered close to where the work is. According to the company, additional features include:
- Because the shelves are slanted, the pins that hold the tools in place simply have to keep the tool from sliding off the tray — there is no need to put the tool back on a cumbersome hook or clamp the tool, and there is nothing clamping or hooking the tool to make it difficult to retrieve.
- The height of the trays on the tool valet are completely adjustable and can accommodate technicians that are standing, sitting or lowered, so wheelchair mechanics can also have access to ergonomically positioned tools.
- The mast is configured so that cords could be routed through it to support a light or an iPad to display YouTube work instructions and work orders.
- The base could also hold a garbage can, stool, toolbox, compressed air tank, space heater or a floor pump.
- It is designed to maximize productivity and quality and is based on a surgeon’s tray.
- It holds the tools that are used 90 percent of the time and creates a virtual shop whereever it is being used.